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  • 1 P. J. Šafarik University Department of Inorganic Chemistry Moyzesova 11 041 54 Košice Slovak Republic
  • | 2 Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR Heyrovského 2 162 06 Prague 6 Czech Republic
  • | 3 Nuclear Research Institute Řež, plc. 250 68 Řež Czech Republic
  • | 4 Cairo University Giza Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science Cairo 126 13 A. R. Egypt
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Novel zinc(II) complex compounds of general formula Zn(C6H5COO)2·L2 (where L=caffeine (caf) and urea (u)) were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis and IR spectroscopy. The thermal behaviour of the complexes was studied during heating in air by thermogravimetry. It was found that the thermal decomposition of the anhydrous Zn(II) benzoate compounds with bioactive ligands was initiated by the release of organic ligands at various temperatures. On further heating of the compounds up to 400°C the thermal degradation of the benzoate anions took place. Zinc oxide was found as the final product of the thermal decomposition of all zinc(II) benzoate complex compounds heated to 600°C. Results of elemental analysis, infrared spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy and thermogravimetry are presented.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
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